Baby Items Drive for Abria




This January, our parish will be collecting baby items for
 Abria, a local pregnancy resource organization that offers a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment for Twin Cities women, teens, and couples experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.

Oftentimes, pregnant people are financially stretched, anxious, and unprepared to bring their baby into their lives. Abria provides accurate medical information and personal support services, free of charge, that empower parents-to-be to make a choice for life.

You may drop your items in the collection box in our new gathering space near the north side entrance beginning January 2!

Items Most Needed:

  • Sleepers: one-piece cotton, footed sleepers that are worn indoors, day or night, in sizes preemie (P), newborn (NB), 0-3 months, or 3 months (3-6 months is too big)
  • One-piece t-shirts: GerberĀ® OnesiesĀ® brand or similar bodysuit in preemie (P), newborn (NB), 0-3 months, or 3 months (3-6 months is too big)
  • Receiving Blankets: light blankets in cotton or flannel only (we cannot accept fleece or knitted blankets, or quilts for safety reasons)
  • Diapers: any brand disposable diapers in preemie or newborn sizes only
  • Wipes: any brand baby wet wipes in unopened packs with plastic pop top lids or resealable soft packs (no refill packages)
  • Size 6 Diapers (2-5 boxes)
  • NEW (or gently used) individual strollers
  • NEW Pack N Play mattress sheets
  • NEW infant audio monitors
  • NEW infant hygiene kits
  • Similac Advaced Formula
  • NEW receiving blankets
  • NEW bathtubs


Other Needed Items:


  • NEW baby clothing sizes preemie to 2T (outfits with a top and bottom, sizes 12 months to 2T, and winter are most appreciated)
  • NEW infant thermomotors
  • GENTLY USED boy onesies and sleepers and infant shoes
  • NEW nursing covers
  • NEW baby safety gate
  • NEW postpartum care items and nursing bras
  • NEW crib sheets, hooded towels, and burp clothes
  • NEW infant toys/teethers
  • Giftcards for Target, Walmart, and Amazon


Online Registries:


If you prefer to do your shopping online, visit Abria's wishlists at Target or Amazon and simply place your order for delivery directly to Abria.

Please note:

All donated items should be new as Abria cannot distribute used, even gently used, items.

If you have questions, please contact chair of STM's Community Caring for Life ministry, Carol Arend, at